Analisis faktor ekologi dominan pemilihan kumbangan oleh badak jawa (Rhinoceros sondaicus Desmrest 1822) di Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon
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The characteristic of wallow can be one of standard or criteria of the iavan rhino habitat which will fu used for selection strategt of further igvalrhiy'1 wallow. The.objeaive of this sndy is to identify the wallow characteristic ofiavan rhino bth pfiisical ind biotogical factils ih"at need for identiJiying the dominant ecological factor in determining wallow selection strategt jor javan rhilo.'ii data thar were-allicted consisted of physical characteristic iavan rhino's wallow i.e. the length and the width of wallow,-the dipth of nud ond water of wallow, water pH inside thl wallow, the height of wallow site, the temperature and humidity, and the distance from wa[low io the wstol, river, and .from humin access. The biotic characteistic dspects of javan rhino' wallow that .were observed consisted of the number of jarwt rhido; feed' and the total density of vegetation spread around the wallow according to result of vegetation analysis. Based on the result ofj&or oulysis, ihe dominant ecologicalfiuir that affect wallow selection are the height ofthe site (10..87 mdpl), air temperature (26-29"C), and treiaarsiry (Zi-tZl inand. Keywords : Javan Rhinoceros, wallow, dominant ecological.factor.
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